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Giro d'Italia LIVE - Stage 4

2009 Giro d'Italia, Stage 4:  The race reached the mountains today and the intensity
went up considerably for the top teams and riders.  It's "Game On" at the Centenary Giro d'Italia.
Left to right:  Ivan Basso (Liquigas) and Astana's Yaroslav Popovych, Jose Luis Rubiera and Lance Armstrong.
photo Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com

 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top, below sticky notes)

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- Wednesday's Giro d'Italia Stage 5 departs San Martino di Castrozza at 13:50 CET (7:50am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at Alpe di Siusi (Sudtirol) at around 17:12 CET (11:12am U.S. Eastern).  Giro d'Italia live video streaming on Universal Sports is scheduled to begin at 8:20am U.S. Eastern.  Giro live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 15:00 CET (9am U.S. Eastern).

- Watch Stage 4 highlights on Universal Sports here.  (01:13)  Or watch the full Universal Sports broadcast On Demand here.  (Nearly 3 hours of coverage)

- Coming up: Giro Stage 4 photos and videos.

- Giro LIVE on Universal/NBC Sports.  Beautiful stream with English commentary.  (Thanks, Rennie.)

- Giro d'Italia LIVE on Universal Sports.  (link at right)  If video doesn't play at first, then click the Stop button on the player, then the Play button.  That works for us.

- Watching a video feed with commentary in a language you don't understand?  No problem: Just mute the audio and select Eurosport live audio commentary in the language of your choice.  (see links in our Live audio streaming section at right)

- Giro d'Italia LIVE now on Eurosport

- Giro d'Italia LIVE streaming flash:  Stage 4 LIVE now on Rai.  (Thanks, Skilfan.)

Stage 4 Profile

- Giro d'Italia Stage 4 departs Padova at 13:05 CET (7:05am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at San Martino di Castrozza at around 17:20 CET (11:20am U.S. Eastern).  Giro d'Italia live video streaming on Universal Sports is scheduled to begin at 9am U.S. Eastern.  Giro live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 15:00 CET (9am U.S. Eastern).

- We recommend you open our Twitter feed in a separate window now.  If ever we have a server outage, we will update on Twitter and direct you to a live coverage page on another server.

- Welcome to our live coverage guide for the 2009 Giro d'Italia.

2009 Giro d'Italia LIVE
Italy, May 9-31
Official Website
Start List

 Stage 4 start: 13:05 CET
(1:05pm CET)
Expected finish: 17:20 CET
(5:20pm CET)


Padova

 Valdobbiadene weather


Live video streaming:


(9am U.S. Eastern)
(North America)

 


  (geo-restricted?)


 


(rtpa.es, Spain)
(last part of stage only?)


(15:00 CET)
(Geo-restricted)

(more links to come)

 

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

(English)
---
Deutsch - Español
Français - Italiano
Russian
---
Check schedule

Radio Tour graphics:


(Not active for time trial stages)

Live tickers:


(English)
Deutsch - Español
Français - Italiano


(more tickers to come if available)

News and photos:


(cycling news)
Yahoo photo gallery (AP/AFP)


Graham Watson
Photography

 

Copyright © 2009 www.cyclingfans.com

 

Giro d'Italia LIVE - Stage 3


2009 Giro d'Italia: Race leader Mark Cavendish and Lance Armstrong
at the front of the peloton during today's Stage 3.
photo Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com

 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top, below sticky notes)

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- Tuesday's Giro d'Italia Stage 4 departs Padova at 13:05 CET (7:05am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at San Martino di Castrozza at around 17:20 CET (11:20am U.S. Eastern).  Giro d'Italia live video streaming on Universal Sports is scheduled to begin at 9am U.S. Eastern.  Giro live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 15:00 CET (9am U.S. Eastern).

- On Demand now: Today's Giro d'Italia Stage 3 now available for viewing On Demand at Universal Sports here.  Nearly 3 hours of coverage.  You can skip around the video by dragging the slider button below the video window.  (North America only)

- Giro LIVE now on rtpa.es, though it looks like they only show bits of the race here and there for now.  (link at right)

- Giro d'Italia LIVE now on ETB (Spain).

- Giro d'Italia LIVE now on Eurosport.

- Giro d'Italia LIVE now on Universal Sports.

- Also listing rtpa.es TV Giro coverage.  Link at right.

- Now listing a Eurosport live video feed.  Coverage should begin any minute as their replay of yesterday's stage just ended.  (links at right)

- Astana manager Johan Bruyneel is tweeting from the team car, with comments and photos of an air show above the peloton.

- Giro live coverage on Universal Sports delayed...

- Now listing the official site (gazzetta.it) live video stream.  If it is as in recent years, this source only goes live for the latter part of the stage.

- Eurosport's Giro d'Italia live coverage is scheduled to begin today at 15:00 CET (9am U.S. Eastern).  There should be some live video streams at that time.

- Rai Giro d'Italia live streams may be offline or geo-restricted.  We will look for alternatives as today's television live coverage gets underway.

- Giro d'Italia Stage 3 departs Grado at 12:35 CET (6:35am U.S. Eastern) and is expected in Valdobbiadene at around 17:17 CET (11:17am U.S. Eastern).  Giro d'Italia live video streaming on Universal Sports is scheduled to begin at 8:20am U.S. Eastern.  Giro live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 15:00 CET (9am U.S. Eastern).

- We recommend you open our Twitter feed in a separate window now.  If ever we have a server outage, we will update on Twitter and direct you to a live coverage page on another server.

- Welcome to our live coverage guide for the 2009 Giro d'Italia.

2009 Giro d'Italia LIVE
Italy, May 9-31
Official Website
Start List

 Stage 3 start: 12:35 CET
Expected finish: 17:17 CET
(5:17pm CET)


Grado

 Valdobbiadene weather


Live video streaming:


(8:20am U.S. Eastern)
(North America)


 

(rtpa.es, Spain)
(last part of stage only?)


 
 


(15:05 CET)
(9:05am U.S. Eastern)


(15:05 CET)
(9:05am U.S. Eastern)
 


(15:00 CET)
(Geo-restricted)

(more links to come)

 

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

(English)
---
Deutsch - Español
Français - Italiano
Russian
---
Check schedule

Radio Tour graphics:


(Not active for time trial stages)

Live tickers:


(English)
Deutsch - Español
Français - Italiano


(more tickers to come if available)

News and photos:


(cycling news)
Yahoo photo gallery (AP/AFP)


Graham Watson
Photography

 

Copyright © 2009 www.cyclingfans.com

 

Giro d'Italia LIVE - Stage 2


 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top, below sticky notes)

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- Monday's Giro d'Italia Stage 3 departs Grado at 12:35 CET (6:35am U.S. Eastern) and is expected in Valdobbiadene at around 17:17 CET (11:17am U.S. Eastern).  Giro d'Italia live video streaming on Universal Sports is scheduled to begin at 8:20am U.S. Eastern.  Giro live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 15:00 CET (9am U.S. Eastern).  For start times for other sources, please check back in the morning.

- Giro d'Italia Stage 2 finally available On Demand on Universal Sports here.  More than 2 hours, 30 minutes of coverage.  Drag the slider button to go to any point in the video.

- More Giro videos listed below, including a 26-minute Stage 2 highlights post-race show on Rai.

- Regarding watching Universal Sports Giro live and On Demand in Canada, some people are reporting it isn't working for them.  We have contacted Universal and they are looking into it.  They assure us that both live coverage and On Demand should work in Canada as well as in the U.S.

- Universal Sports access:  Anyone having problems might find help hereMac users: Use the Safari browser. 

- Watch Lance Armstrong interviews before and after Stage 2 of the Giro on Universal Sports. (02:44)

- Watch Giro d'Italia Stage 2 highlights on Universal Sports, with Steve Schlanger and Todd Gogulski commentating. (01:36)

- Coming up:  Giro d'Italia Stage 2 photos and video clips.

- Kristen Nelsen is on the ground in Italy.  Thanks for the pics, Kristen!


2009 Giro d'Italia: Columbia-Highroad on the start line at yesterday's Stage 1 Team Time Trial.  They won the stage,
putting Mark Cavendish into the pink jersey of race leader.
Copyright © 2009 Kristen Nelsen


2009 Giro d'Italia: Astana on the start line at yesterday's
Team Time Trial.
Copyright © 2009 Kristen Nelsen

Also on today: 4 Days of Dunkirk LIVE

Live video streaming:

France3.fr
(15:10 CET (9:10am U.S. Eastern))

Direct8
(15:40 CET (9:40am U.S. Eastern))

 

- Giro LIVE via Eurosport. (French)

- Giro LIVE on ETB.

- Giro d'Italia LIVE: For North America, watch on Universal Sports. (link at right)

- Giro LIVE also via Eurosport Germany.  -Bernie S.

- Giro d'Italia LIVE now via Eurosport.  -Bernie S.

- Rai video streams seem to be down and/or geo-blocked today.  We are looking for alternatives.

- Giro LIVE audio playing on Eurosport, with David Harmon and Sean Kelly commentating. (links in our Live audio streaming section at right)

- Giro d'Italia LIVE on Universal Sports. (link at right)

- Giro d'Italia pre-stage 2 coverage has begun on Rai Sport. (links at right)  We are looking for additional Giro live video feeds.


2009 Giro d'Italia:  Mark Cavendish gets the first pink jersey
and podium kisses of the centenary Giro after his
Columbia-Highroad team won yesterday's Team Time Trial.
Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com


2009 Giro d'Italia:  Columbia-Highroad on the podium
after beating Garmin-Slipstream and Astana in the TTT.
Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com

- Now listing the official site ticker (links at right) which says the stage officially got underway at 13:38 CET, about 10 minutes ago.

- Giro d'Italia Stage 2 departs Jesolo at 13:35 CET (7:35am U.S. Eastern) and is expected in Trieste at around 17:12 CET (11:12am U.S. Eastern).  Giro d'Italia live video streaming on Universal Sports is scheduled to begin at 8:20am U.S. Eastern.  Giro d'Italia live coverage on Rai Tre is scheduled to begin at 15:05 CET (9:05am U.S. Eastern).  Giro live video on Rai Sport Piu is also scheduled to begin at that time but may begin earlier.  We hope to have more Giro live feeds starting with Stage 2.

 

- We recommend you open our Twitter feed in a separate window now.  If ever we have a server outage, we will update on Twitter and direct you to a live coverage page on another server.

- Welcome to our live coverage guide for the 2009 Giro d'Italia.

2009 Giro d'Italia LIVE
Italy, May 9-31
Official Website
Start List

 Stage 2 start: 13:35 CET
(1:35pm CET)
Expected finish: 17:12 CET
(5:12pm CET)


Jesolo

 Trieste weather


Live video streaming:


(8:20am U.S. Eastern)
(North America)


(15:05 CET)
(9:05am U.S. Eastern)


(15:05 CET)
(9:05am U.S. Eastern)
 


(15:00 CET)
(Geo-restricted)

(more links to come)

 

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

(English)
---
Deutsch - Español
Français - Italiano
Russian
---
Check schedule

Radio Tour graphics:


(Not active for time trial stages)

Live tickers:


(English)
Deutsch - Español
Français - Italiano


(more tickers to come if available)

News and photos:


(cycling news)
Yahoo photo gallery (AP/AFP)


Graham Watson
Photography

 

Copyright © 2009 www.cyclingfans.com

 

Giro d'Italia LIVE - Stage 1


 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top, below sticky notes)

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Also on today: 4 Days of Dunkirk LIVE

Live video streaming:

France3.fr
(15:20 CET (9:20am U.S. Eastern))

Direct8
(15:40 CET (9:40am U.S. Eastern))

 

- Sunday's Giro d'Italia Stage 2 departs Jesolo at 13:35 CET (7:35am U.S. Eastern) and is expected in Trieste at around 17:12 CET (11:12am U.S. Eastern).  Giro d'Italia live video streaming on Universal Sports is scheduled to begin at 8:20am U.S. Eastern.  Giro d'Italia live coverage on Rai Tre is scheduled to begin at 15:05 CET (9:05am U.S. Eastern).  Giro live video on Rai Sport Piu is also scheduled to begin at that time but may begin earlier.  We hope to have more Giro live feeds starting with Stage 2.

- Watch today's Giro d'Italia Stage 1 Team Time Trial On Demand on Universal Sports here.  This coverage is a whopping 3 hours and 35+ minutes.  You can skip around by dragging the slider button that appears below the video window.

- We hope to have more options for Giro live video streaming starting with tomorrow's Stage 2.

- Later today we will have Giro d'Italia video clips, stage re-broadcasts and world-class race photography from Fotoreporter Sirotti.

- Giro LIVE now on Rai Tre.  (links at right)

- Giro live audio commentary now on Universal Sports.

- Giro LIVE on Eurosport.  You can play a video feed and also play a Eurosport live audio feed separately for your audio commentary.  (links at right)

- Giro d'Italia LIVE now on Universal Sports.  (link at right)  Team Columbia-Highroad has just departed.  Teams depart at 5-minute intervals.  Full start order and times below.

- 4 Days of Dunkirk LIVE now on France3.fr. (link above)  Riders there are also racing for a pink leader jersey.

- On now: Giro d'Italia pre-stage coverage on Universal Sports.

- Giro d'Italia live coverage on Universal Sports is scheduled to begin at 8:30am U.S. Eastern.  Because this is about an hour before the first team, Team Columbia-Highroad, is scheduled to depart in the TTT, we are not sure if Universal Sports has the start time wrong or if they plan some pre-race coverage.  Giro d'Italia live video streaming on Rai Sport Piu is scheduled to begin at 16:20 CET (10:20am U.S. Eastern), followed 5 minutes later by live coverage on Rai Tre.  Actual times may vary.  We will list other Giro d'Italia live video feeds as they become available, and update our live coverage guides during the stage each day of the race.

- Giro d'Italia Stage 1 Team Time Trial Start Order and Times:

1. Team Columbia - Highroad: 15:35 CET (9:35am U.S. Eastern)
2. Rabobank: 15:40 CET (9:40am U.S. Eastern)
3. Barloworld: 15:45 CET (9:45am U.S. Eastern)
4. Garmin-Slipstream: 15:50 CET (9:50am U.S. Eastern)
5. AG2R La Mondiale: 15:55 CET (9:55am U.S. Eastern)
6. Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni: 16:00 CET
7. Bbox Bouygues Telecom: 16:05 CET (10:05am U.S. Eastern)
8. Xacobeo Galicia: 16:10 CET (10:10am U.S. Eastern)
9. Silence-Lotto: 16:15 CET (10:15am U.S. Eastern)
10. Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo: 16:20 CET
11. Quick Step: 16:25 CET (10:25am U.S. Eastern)
12. Liquigas: 16:30 CET (10:30am U.S. Eastern)
13. Fuji-Servetto: 16:35 CET (10:35am U.S. Eastern)
14. Cervelo Test Team: 16:40 CET (10:40am U.S. Eastern)
15. Team Saxo Bank: 16:45 CET (10:45am U.S. Eastern)
16. Team Katusha: 16:50 CET (10:50am U.S. Eastern)
17. ISD: 16:55 CET (10:55am U.S. Eastern)
18. Team Milram: 17:00 CET (11am U.S. Eastern)
19. Lampre-NGC: 17:05 CET (11:05am U.S. Eastern)
20. Caisse d'Epargne: 17:10 CET (11:10am U.S. Eastern)
21. LPR Brakes-Farnese Vini: 17:15 CET (11:15am U.S. Eastern)
22. Astana: 17:20 CET (11:20am U.S. Eastern)
 

- Giro d'Italia live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to start at 15:45 CET (9:45am U.S. Eastern).  We expect to have, at minimum, live audio streams at around that time.  Scheduled start times for live video streams from other sources are noted in the Live video streaming section at right.

- We recommend you open our Twitter feed in a separate window now.  If ever we have a server outage, we will update on Twitter and direct you to a live coverage page on another server.

- Welcome to our live coverage guide for the 2009 Giro d'Italia.

2009 Giro d'Italia LIVE
Italy, May 9-31
Official Website
Start List

 Stage 1 start: 15:35 CET
(3:35pm CET)


Lido di Venezia

 Venice weather


Live video streaming:


(8:30am U.S. Eastern)
(North America)


(16:25 CET)
(10:25am U.S. Eastern)


(16:20 CET)
(10:20am U.S. Eastern)
 


(15:00 CET)
(Geo-restricted)

(more links to come)

 

(more video links to come if available)

 

Live audio streaming:

(English)
---
Deutsch - Español
Français - Italiano
Russian
---
Check schedule

Radio Tour graphics:


(Not active for time trial stages)

Live tickers:


(English)
Deutsch - Español
Français - Italiano


(more tickers to come if available)

News and photos:


(cycling news)
Yahoo photo gallery (AP/AFP)


Graham Watson
Photography

 

Copyright © 2009 www.cyclingfans.com

 

Giro d'Italia live coverage start times on Universal Sports

For North America, Universal Sports will provide live online video coverage of the entire Giro d’Italia, starting with the Stage 1 team time trial tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. ET. Each stage will be streamed live at 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET.

www.cyclingfans.com will for the 5th consecutive year publish a complete guide to live coverage options for the Giro d'Italia:  live video, live audio in multiple languages, live tickers and graphics.

More details to come...

Tour de Cycling - Friday

- LIVE now: Collegiate National Road Championships live video streaming here.  (Fort Collins, Colorado)

- More Tour de Cycling - Friday to come...

- 4 Days of Dunkirk LIVE now on Direct8.  Links below.

- 4 Days of Dunkirk:  Direct8 geo-restriction was just turned off with the completion of the film, should now be viewable worldwide.  Race coverage should begin in a few minutes.  Coverage on France3 starts later.

- Program scheduled currently on Direct8, a film, is geo-restricted: France only.

- Today's "Four Days" stage is an 18.7km individual time trial.

- On today:  Four Days of Dunkirk live video streaming:

Direct8
(15:20 CET (9:20am U.S. Eastern))

France3.fr
(16:30 CET (10:30am U.S. Eastern))

Four Days of Dunkirk Official Website
Start List (.pdf)
Live ticker (French)
(Google-translated to English)

Tour de Cycling - Thursday

- Giro d'Italia teams presentation LIVE now. (links below)

- Watch coverage of the Giro d'Italia Teams Presentation today on Rai Sport Piu starting at 16:15 CET (10:15am U.S. Eastern).

Live video streaming:

Rai Sport Piu
 

Tour de Cycling - Wednesday

- On Thursday:  Giro d'Italia Teams Presentation live at 16:15 CET (10:15am U.S. Eastern).

- Coming up:  Our first look at Giro d'Italia live coverage options.

Four Days of Dunkirk Coverage on France3 Television

- 4 Days of Dunkirk:  You can watch France TV news highlights of Stage 1 here.  (from 16:55 to 19:10)  Stage 2 highlights here.  (14:44 to 16:51)  -Bernie S.

- 4 Days of Dunkirk Stage 2 live ticker here (French).  (Google-translated to English)  More Tour de Cycling - Wednesday to come.

Four Days of Dunkirk Live Coverage


2003 4 Jours de Dunkerque: The peloton rolls through Boulogne-sur-mer during Stage 4.
Copyright © 2003 Pete Geyer/www.cyclingfans.com

The season's first pink leader jersey won't be awarded at the Giro on Saturday but, rather, at the Four Days of Dunkirk/Tour du Nord-Pas de Calais which starts tomorrow (Tuesday) and runs through May 10.  Yes, the "Four Days" is actually six days of racing.  2008 winner Stephane Auge (Cofidis) is back to defend.  Among the other riders expected on the start line: Dumoulin, Fedrigo, Bouyer, De Weert, Pineau, Hoste, Casper, Engoulvent, Guesdon, Grabsch, Hansen, Henderson, Feillu, Lelay, Dessel, Bodrogi, Steegmans, Cooke, Lhotellerie.

There will be live video streaming of the final three days of racing, Friday through Sunday.  We'll of course be heavily into covering the Giro d'Italia but we will also include links for watching the Four Days of Dunkirk.  Details Thursday night.

Four Days of Dunkirk Official Website
Start List (.pdf)
LIVE ticker - Stage 1
(Google-translated to English)

Tour de Cycling - Sunday

- Trophee des Grimpeurs LIVE now on Eurosport France.  More Trophee des Grimpeurs info and links here.

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